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Unfair dismissal qualifying period may increase to two years
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 2 2010

The Government is contemplating increasing the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims from one to two years


To what extent does TUPE constitute a defence to an equal pay claim?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2011

TUPE and equal pay, possibly the two employment issues that employers dread most!


Do employees have a right to legal representation at a disciplinary hearing?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2011

Not if they work for a private sector employer


Should employees on long-term sick leave accrue holiday indefinitely?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • European Union
  • July 22 2011

And finally, with the holiday season upon us, it seems only right that we should highlight a recent case working its way through the European Courts which may curtail the holiday that employees can claim to accrue during periods of long-term sick leave


Justice done or just seen to be done?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2011

This month, a faintly unsettling case about the importance of justice being seen to be done, seemingly regardless of whether it actually is


New National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October 2011
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2011

Following recommendations from the Low Pay Commission, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced the National Minimum Wage rates that will apply from 1 October 2011:The adult rate (for workers aged 21 and over) will increase by 15p from £5


Unfair dismissal qualifying period to increase from one to two years
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 3 2011

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, and the Chancellor, George Osborne, have today confirmed that the qualifying period for bringing an unfair dismissal claim will increase from one to two years


Sick notes to be replaced by ‘Fit Notes' from 6 April 2010
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2010

From 6 April 2010, the sick note an employee currently has to obtain from his GP if he is absent from work for eight days or more will be replaced by a new "Statement of Fitness for Work" medical statement (known as a "Fit Note") in the form below


Whistleblowing: disclosure made in previous employment can result in claim against current employer
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • April 21 2010

The Employment Appeal Tribunal ('EAT') has ruled in BP v Elstone 2010 UKEAT014109DM that a worker can bring a whistleblowing claim against his current employer in respect of its response to a protected disclosure he made whilst working for a different previous employer


Employee’s suicide highlights employers’ psycho-social responsibilities
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • April 30 2010

The suicide of a France Telecom employee in August 2009 has resulted in the criminal prosecution for accidental manslaughter by the Besancon Prosecutor's Office of both the employer and the individual manager of the area where the employee worked